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Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum on 1973-06-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum on 1973-06-24

Set 1

The Promised Land
Mexicali Blues
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
Big Railroad Blues
Jack Straw
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
Beat It On Down The Line
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
You Ain't Woman Enough
El Paso
Stella Blue
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Big River
Dark Star ->
Eyes Of The World ->
China Doll ->
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Memorial Coliseum
Location Portland, OR

Source SBD -> Master Reel
Lineage Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- All disc changes are seamless
-- The first few tracks are a mess
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the discs


Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2015
Subject: Started Slow
Ended Strong. Highlights: Row Jimmy, Stella Blue, Dark Star, Eyes Of The World
Reviewer: quinn_76! - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2014
Subject: 8/27/72 lightning didn't strike twice
The boys really left their mark the last time they played in Oregon (Read: 8/27/72), but that magic escaped them this time around. Still, this night was not without a moment. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Dark Star is the success story here. While this Star is not among the crème de la crème versions for the year (look to 2/15, 6/10, 8/1, 10/19, 11/11, & 12/6 for examples), it’s still not without high merit, not the least of which for the inclusion of the 6/8 jazz vamp that Phil lays down, commencing around the 6:30 mark. The jouncing groove simply sucks the listener in, warranting many happy returns. It seems Phil was quite enamored with this structure, as he played it a few times this month (the Dark Star on 6/10 & The Other One on 6/29 come to mind). Still, the piece of music presented here is quite unique, and worthy of multiple listens.

This show as a whole is not essential, as it is riddled with more clams and lyrical flubs than sister shows of this month. Moreover, the first set ditties sound dialed in (often an Achilles’ heel in ’73), but it’s nearly blatantly obvious here. If one is seeking solid shows for this month, look to the stupendous show from two days earlier (6/22) or the great (but slightly overrated) 6/10 show.

*Contrary to what one reviewer below claimed, this Dark Star does not contain a “Philo-Stomp”. That particular groove was only played in the fall of 1972 a handful of times (10/18, 10/28, 11/13 & 11/26 during Dark Star, and on 10/24 during “The Other One”). All of these versions are worth seeking out.
Reviewer: weironamissionfrombob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2013
Subject: DarkStar > Eyes
Good solid show with a very nice Dark Star > Eyes
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2013
Subject: -
Not an awesome show, but a great recording.
Reviewer: EstimatedProphet082508 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2012
Subject: Set List Order
Recording seems just fine, show is same, not wanting to come off like a complaint---just want the right order laid out. This set list doesn't jive w/DEADBASE, but as we all know DEADBASE isn't perfect--esp. w/ these pre '74 shows----looks like all the songs are there, but the list in the book has it scrambled from the way it is here---

-anyone have any kinda of helpful info ?

OK Now--the DEADBASE says ORDER UNCERTAIN, and incomplete
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2012
Subject: Nice Show, trancendent Dark Star!
This performance is capped of with an incredible medley of Dark Star>Eyes>China Doll. Definitely one of the best pairings of these tunes of '73. The 'Philo Stop' and subsequent jamming in and around this theme is amazing, Jerry's playing particularly special. The Eyes that follows is typical jazzy '73, and then some.

There are a few issues that prevent me from giving this a five. For one thing, there seems to be an inordinate amount of lyrical flubs this nite; a few don't really bother me, but I found there was enough to be distracting. Also, most of the little tunes aren't played all that hot (Compare to the 6/22 show, for example). But really this is a fine, fine show...a solid 4 for me. The Dark Star is the must hear territory though.
Reviewer: SHITHEAD SAMMY - - September 8, 2010
Subject: 730624
After a rough start the sound quality is good to very good.
Reviewer: gratedude69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 12, 2010
Subject: 73 love
man i love 73 what a great and interesting period of music, this set is stacked and classic, all really good versions with an interesting second set, like the greatest > bertha a rarity only happening 4 times before 1980 and 10 times total!

the dark star through china is sweet sweet sweet, lil bit o slipknot transition there

and the sugar rocks out yeeehaw
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - May 29, 2010
Subject: Can Just Imagine
What JC Edwards thinks of my reviews. Woof!

Leave it be, J.C.

I found nothing wrong with oh um ah's review. It's informative. He gives his opinion. His opinions are helpful to me when deciding to expend 3 hours of my un-valuable time into listening to an entire GD show.

Oh, I didn't think you meant any harm. You were just momentarily annoyed.
Reviewer: oReOs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2010
Subject: Why's this Fussing and a Fighting?
I think that we all need to take a second and remember why we all listen to the grateful dead. This show is wonderful! and we all need to thank those who made it possible for us to be able to listen to these great great GREAT gems! I'm giving this show, Charlie Miller, and Peace a 5 star rating. and as badly as the negative vibes from the review make me want to rate it less..... I will refrain from doing so.
Reviewer: Sedula - favorite - February 13, 2010
Subject: Reviewer is doing us all a favor
The reviewer is doing us all a favor in his reviews. However, JC Edwards is not. I second the reviewers feelings. JC just seems like an a-hole. My review (the lowest rating for a lowlife) is for JC.

And take your Klingon bird of prey home with you back to Mommies basement. Hope she doesn't walk in on you again when your being intimate with yourself! I know you hate when that happens!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live In Concert" June 24, 1973, at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.


Thanks to Mr. Miller and Mr. Smith for sharing this show with us.

Like Charlie says in the "notes", the first few tracks are a mess.

Halfway through "They Love Each Other" it gets better, and about a minute and twenty into "Box of Rain" it starts to sound real good...mix wise that is.

This is not the best mixed show there is, so beware. But it does get better as it goes along. By the time you get to Dark Star, everything is fine...

4 stars for the mix, and recording. There is some kind of cut around 2:28 in IKYR. Billy's kit doesn't sound like it was mixed right.

A nice show from 1973 to add to your collection, but not a must have show, unless you were there.

I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer. RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

For easy streaming or downloading you should use RealPlayer.

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1973.

PS: Remember to click the "DeadLists Project" link and get the poster for this show.

PSS: JC Edwards do not download these shows, I'd hate to think I was helping people like you.

You've inspired me to tell everyone.

As of this review it's been DOWNLOADED 252 times.
I wonder why the IA tells us it's been DOWNLOADED?

I guess you are just another child raised by dumb hippies and dont' know any better.

Reviewer: JC Edwards - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2009
Subject: oh_uh_um_ah
Sir (or Madam)

Your ignorance know's no bounds I gather. Please cease and desist from your "reviews" as you call them before you ruin what has come to still be a good thing for the rest of us.

Your blatant "ignant" attitude ( ignant being 20 steps lower than just plain ignorant ) is causing an negative affect for us member's of the IA: Grateful Dead community that wish to continue enjoying the music and recordings available as much as they are currently.

If you cannot understand what I just said in a more Gentlemanly manner, might I put in a more direct format:

If I had access to a Klingon "Bird of Prey", I would propose shoving the nose of it up your arse and fire a couple a couple of Photon Torpedoes!!

Have A Grateful Day

JC Edwards
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